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Leslie Jones's website hacked, Twitter rallies around actress

Leslie Jones poses at the premiere of Ghostbusters in California on July 9, 2016. Photograph: (Reuters)

Reuters Los Angeles, CA, United States Aug 25, 2016, 10.38 AM (IST)
Ghostbusters actress and comedian Leslie Jones' website was hacked on Wednesday after personal information of the actress including her passport and driver's license were posted on the site, according to media reports.

The content reportedly posted to her website also included a video of Harambe, the gorilla killed by the Cincinnati Zoo after a three-year-old boy fell into his pen in May. The website, www.JustLeslie.com, was subsequently taken offline.

Twitter rallied around the 48-year-old actress and #StandWithLeslie  the top trending topic on social media on Wednesday. She also quit Twitter this summer after facing abusive and racist comments for her appearance in the film Ghostbusters.

In response, Twitter permanently suspended numerous accounts and said it was taking steps to confront abusive behavior on its network.

Here's what her colleagues wrote on Wednesday:
 
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